2018 Winter Olympics – Sports Diplomacy in Motion

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This year’s 2018 Winter Olympics could be the most globally watched winter games in modern history. With a unified, courageous spirit spreading throughout Pyeongchang on opening night, both North and South Korea marched together under one unified flag projecting the hopeful possibility of a peaceful Korean peninsula.  I would be remiss if I did not state the obvious, Sports Diplomacy …

Thank You Veterans!

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  Many companies, educational institutions, families, communities, and individuals alike work vigorously throughout the year to support Veterans and their families. Since the very founding of our Nation, brave servicemen and women have answered the call of duty to defend our country and freedom around the world. Therefore, this group deserves our time, attention and investment. Veterans Day is an …

My Reflection

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Most Americans would agree that there is no place for racism and it should not be tolerated in our country. (Yet, none should be surprised to know it exists.) There has been a growing discussion around the issue of the American flag, the National Anthem, and what it means to respect or disrespect the flag. Personally, I believe in what …

What Does Service Mean to You?

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In our global world, we all have aspects of our culture that we share.  We are also increasingly exposed to other cultures and people.  Culture does not just extend to different countries, or different States, it is about your outlook and lens on the world around you.  Are you an artist, an educator – these things all shape your outlook, …

Life Lessons Extend Beyond the Books in D.C. Public Schools

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Culture is an essential element of learning, and it is best absorbed the younger you are.  Given the rate our world is becoming increasingly interconnected, early exposure to the world, its people, and their cultures can place someone light years ahead of their peers. It seems the D.C. Public School system understands the importance of early cultural exchanges and is …

Harriet Tubman Continues to Inspire Through Museum on Her Life

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A recent trip to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center provided an opportunity to be reminded that the long road to freedom, traveled by some who never had the chance to see the opportunities we are afforded today, reaffirms the strength of individuals determine to persevere. The life of Harriet Tubman is often told, as she is the most well …